Posted on: 6 November, 2018
Application deadline: December 10, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s College, California, USA

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Studies (Potential Conversion to Tenure-Track)

 Established in 1844, Saint Mary’s College, the nation’s premier Catholic Women’s college, was founded and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.  As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable. The College encourages candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Saint Mary’s College is a liberal arts college for women with a strong commitment to education of undergraduate women and graduate women and men.  All faith traditions are welcome among our administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

 The Saint Mary’s Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of Environmental Studies for academic year 2019-20, with strong potential to convert the position to tenure track beginning with academic year 2020-21. Ph.D. required in hand at time of appointment. Ph.D. discipline is open; possible degrees include but are not limited to Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geography, Public Policy, Social Science fields, STS. Successful candidates will have an interdisciplinary background with experience and/or expertise in a field of environmental policy (e.g. climate policy, indigenous policy, water policy) with a research focus that includes international engagement and/or fieldwork. A strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and demonstrated success in teaching is required. Successful candidates should be committed to supporting a broadly interdisciplinary major. Additionally, successful candidates will be excited to join a group of dedicated faculty who engage students with the sustainable farm, woodlands, prairie, and wetlands on and near the Saint Mary’s campus as well as with local sustainability challenges and the local environmental community. Teaching responsibilities (six-course load per year): Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research. In addition to teaching these three courses, the person in this position will share responsibility for leading the Senior Comprehensive Seminar in Environmental Studies and will teach courses in their areas of expertise. Ability to teach Introduction to Environmental Science or GIS a plus. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, and service to the institution is expected.

Starting date is August 19, 2019. Classes begin on August 26, 2019.

Please send the following to envssearch@saintmarys.edu no later than December 10, 2018.

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity
  • Statement on diversity

Review of applications begins December 3, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.  If invited to progress to the next round of applications, you will be asked to provide all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. portfolios, peer/chair evaluations), as well as three current and confidential letters of recommendation.

 

Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels– students, faculty, and staff– and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.